Leaks plague cleanup efforts at damaged Japanese nuclear plant

Leaks plague cleanup efforts at damaged Japanese nuclear plant

TOKYO, April 12 (UPI) -- Escaping radioactive water plagued efforts to transfer water from a leaking reservoir at Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, the plant operator says.

Fukushima leaking radioactive water

TOKYO, April 11 (UPI) -- Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has faced a series of radioactive water leaks.

Radioactive water leaks at Fukushima

TOKYO, April 6 (UPI) -- Water contaminated with radioactive material that leaked from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have seeped into groundwater, officials said Saturday.

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Power back on for Fukushima cooling system

Power back on for Fukushima cooling system

TOKYO, April 5 (UPI) -- Power for a nuclear reactor's cooling system at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi plant was restored Friday after a temporary outage, officials said.
Rat-like animal suspect in power outage

Rat-like animal suspect in power outage

TOKYO, March 21 (UPI) -- A rat or a similar animal may have shorted power supply to the systems to cool spent fuel pools at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant, its operator said.
Fukushima status little improved

Fukushima status little improved

TOKYO, March 12 (UPI) -- Radiation is still at dangerous levels inside the contamination zone of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, says an eyewitness report.
Suits filed against Tepco in nuke disaster

Suits filed against Tepco in nuke disaster

TOKYO, March 12 (UPI) -- Residents living near Tokyo Electric Power's crippled nuclear reactor sued Tepco and the Japanese government for radiation exposure and forced evacuations.

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Radioactive fish caught near nuclear plant

TOKYO, March 1 (UPI) -- A fish caught near the Fukushima nuclear plant contained levels of radioactivity 5,100 times above the state-set safety limit, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
Fukushima documents to be digitized

Fukushima documents to be digitized

TOKYO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority will digitize about 900,000 pages of government documents on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, an authority official said.

U.S. sailors sue Tepco over radiation

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Eight U.S. Navy personnel who took part in earthquake relief efforts in Japan are suing Tokyo Electric Power Co. in U.S. federal court over radiation exposure.

Cleanup work resumes at damaged nuke plant

TOKYO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Operators of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan say they've restarted debris removal from the facility's Number 3 reactor building.

Japanese party victory a boost for nuclear

TOKYO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Liberal Democratic Party's victory in Japan's elections is seen as a boost for nuclear energy, experts say.

Japan kicks off nuclear safety conference

KORIYAMA, Japan, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A three-day conference on nuclear safety has begun in Japan's nuclear disaster-stricken Fukushima prefecture, officials said.

Quake-damaged reactor nears restart

NIIGATA, Japan, April 8 (UPI) -- The Niigata provincial governor suggests he will allow the restart of a nuclear power plant reactor shut down since a 2007 Japanese earthquake.

Japan's Chugoku to aid China on efficiency

TOKYO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Japan's Chugoku Power Co. announced it will help China's Huaneng Group to improve its energy efficiency.

Toshiba reports teens worked at nuke plant

TOKYO, June 4 (UPI) -- Toshiba Corp., a conglomerate based in Tokyo, said Wednesday eight workers younger than 18 were unlawfully hired to inspect three nuclear power plants.

TEPCO to buy CO2 offsets from Vietnam

TOKYO, May 19 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced an emissions deal with a Vietnamese firm.

Areva signs contracts in Japan

PARIS, April 11 (UPI) -- French nuclear firm Areva signed a deal with Japanese utilities.

Nippon, Tokyo Gas Co. team up on gas plant

TOKYO, April 3 (UPI) -- Nippon Oil Corp. said it will work to build a new thermal power plant in eastern Japan.

Japanese commission touts nuke power

TOKYO, March 21 (UPI) -- Japan's Atomic Energy Commission said in its yearly report to the Cabinet Friday that increased nuclear energy use is vital to combat global warming.

Inspection requested for nuke plant

TOKYO, July 22 (UPI) -- A Japanese nuclear power plant affected by a powerful earthquake should undergo immediate international inspection, officials said Sunday.

3-hour blackout stuns Tokyo

TOKYO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A crane struck electrical cables in Tokyo Monday morning, causing a 3-hour blackout that affected 1.4 million customers and paralyzed public transit.

Japan, Indonesia boost energy cooperation

TOKYO, July 31 (UPI) -- Japan and Indonesia agreed Monday to boost energy cooperation, with Jakarta calling for more Japanese investment to increase development.
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